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India reports 18,177 Covid-19 cases, 217 deaths in 24 hours

India reported 18,177 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), lowest in months, and 217 related deaths in the last 24 hours, data from the Union ministry of health and family welfare showed on Sunday morning. As the infection...

Centre releases Covid-19 vaccine rollout strategy; celebrities, RWA WhatsApp groups part of plan

The Union health ministry has released an 88-page document detailing how information about Covid-19 vaccine will be disseminated to all people, across all states in the country. “The communication strategy that supports the Covid-19 vaccines roll-out in India seeks...

Don’t fall for ‘pay and register’ scheme for Covid-19 vaccine, alerts Centre

With the first vaccine getting a go-ahead for emergency use anytime in India now, the cyber safety wing of the Union home ministry has issued a warning against fraudulent offers on vaccine. Any malicious link, email, message or phone...

Govt must protect vaccine makers against lawsuits: SII’s Adar Poonawalla

Manufacturers of vaccines against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) must be protected against liability in case there is any serious adverse reactions or other claims to their shots during a pandemic, Serum Institute of India (SII) chief executive officer Adar...

Pfizer seeks emergency use authorisation for its COVID-19 vaccine in India

The firm, in its application submitted to the drug regulator, has sought permission to import the vaccine for sale and distribution in the country. Pfizer India has become the first pharmaceutical firm to seek from the Drugs Controller General...

Centre has no Covid-19 vaccine roadmap for poor, says Congress after all-party meet

In an all-party meet on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India’s vaccination programme against Covid-19 would begin as soon as scientists engaged in developing vaccines give a go-ahead. However, the Congress alleged that the government has no roadmap...

No need to panic, says Serum Institute of India amid concerns over Oxford-Astrazeneca trial error

Amid concerns over the efficacy of Oxford vaccine after pharma major Astrazeneca admitted a dosing error, its India partner Serum Institute of India (SII) said the vaccine candidate is safe and effective and the Indian trials are progressing smoothly...

‘A good vaccine is…’: Adar Poonawalla’s cryptic tweet has many targets

Moderna and Pfizer’s announcement of the safety percentage of their vaccine candidate has intensified the vaccine battle. Serum Institute of India’s CEo Adar Poonawalla on Tuesday took to Twitter and reminded that a good vaccine may not be the...

‘If you want to blow your money up’: What Adar Poonawalla’s father told him before he took Covid-19 vaccine gamble

Stakes are high on Adar Poonawalla’s Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine producer by volume, as it has already made 40 million doses of Astrazeneca’s potential Covid-19 vaccine and is starting production of a few others. So...
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‘RBI proposals for NBFCs don’t address key issues’

The Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) recent discussion paper proposing tighter regulations for non-bank finance companies (NBFCs), if implemented, would result in the companies...

CBI bags 30 police medals this year

The President’s Police Medals for Distinguished Service have been awarded to six officials, while the Police Medals have been conferred on 24 The CBI has...

Govt. committed to farmers’ welfare, says President Ram Nath Kovind

Initial path to reforms give rise to misapprehensions, says Ram Nath Kovind in address to nation Amid on-going tensions with China on the Ladakh...